On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 December 31

1953 - Two marines at the Quantico Marine Corps base in Virginia observed the landing of a round UFO that throbbed and pulsated, emitting red lights. (Sources: Harold Wilkins, Flying Saucers Uncensored, p. 210; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia, A Century of Landings, case 122).

1954 - At ten minutes after midnight, four men in a forest in Camaqua, Brazil in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, saw a 30-meter wide disc stop and hover silently one meter above the ground. A human looking occupant got out of the craft and walked around it with a lamp of some kind. (Source: Felipe Machado Carrion, Phenomenes Spatiaux, December 1971, p. 32).

1958 - Two men in their late 40s, Srs. Salas and Acosta, watched a cylindrical object with a pointed end shoot straight up in the sky at 11:55 p.m. in Umbrete, Sevilla province, Spain. A moment later, when one of them opened the door of the truck in which they had been driving, a second object-two meters long-shot up from the ground. (Source: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, FSR, July-August 1971, p. 11).

On this evening in 1971 in Tulancingo, Mexico in the State of Hidalgo, Sra. Ochones saw a domed disc land 50 meters away, making a “sizzling” sound. A door opened in the craft and several beings emerged from a red illuminated interior. They wore white coveralls with tight-fitting hoods, and spent a short period of time collecting soil samples. The ground marks at the landing site included 3 leg marks and 2 skids. (Source: Saga 1973 UFO Special, p. 32).

In Veteli, Finland in 1972 a dark form appeared at 7:30 p.m. and a “force field” threw a girl a distance of three meters. Another girl witnessed the event. Five hours later, at 11:30 p.m. on a highway in Hinojos, Spain a fiery square-shaped flying object flew close to the ground and lit up the surrounding terrain. The headlights in two cars, carrying a total of four witnesses, died. The car with the gasoline-powered engine also stalled, but the diesel-powered engine of the other car kept running. (Sources: Lumieres dans la Nuit, April 1975 and issue 133).

1973 - At 7:00 a.m. on highway 347 between Lens and La Bassee in Pas-de-Calais, France Mr. Liefooghe had a close encounter with two UFOs. He came upon a disc-shaped object on the road, and he watched a cigar-shaped UFO land in a vertical position. He did not stay around but came back later with investigators, who found ground marks and small footprints. At five a.m. CST another cigar-shaped object with two small wings approached a home in La Grange, Illinois rapidly from the west. The object was self-luminous and appeared solid, and passed low over the treetops. At 4:20 p.m. Pacific Standard Time a photograph of a luminous UFO was taken in Spokane, Washington and the event was witnessed by two families. At 10:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, on a highway near a farm east of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada a man saw a bright light in his rearview mirror. It looked like the revolving light on a train, except there were no railroad tracks in the vicinity. He then noticed an eight-foot tall giant running in a ditch alongside the truck at speeds up to 60 mph. The being touched the hood and roof of the truck before being out-distanced. (Sources: newspaper clipping dated January 1, 1974; La Grange (Illinois) Suburban Life, January 5, 1974; Gert Herb case investigation files; John Brent Musgrave, UFO Occupants and Critters, p. 20).

1976 - On this night in Bristol, Wales, UK Ken, an off-duty policeman, was driving home after his work shift and was passing the entrance gate of a research facility when he saw an 8 to 9 foot tall "spaceman" being. The being was wearing a one-piece suit and a helmet with a black visor over his eyes. Ken had no idea what he was looking at, so he drove straight home, arriving there in a state of shock. Although he told his wife, who did not believe him, he did not make an official report because he feared professional repercussions. The next day, he learned from reading the local newsapaper that two other people reported seeing a "spaceman" looking into their car in Chilcomb, near Winchester, England after their car engine failed.

In the early morning hours of this day in 1978, at shortly after midnight, a famous motion picture film was taken by a news crew while flying off the eastern coast of South Island, New Zealand near the town of Kaikoura. The luminous UFO was seen by everyone on board the aircraft and was tracked by radar at the same time. It was somewhat cone shaped, and was not a Japanese shrimp fishing boat, as claimed by debunkers. (Sources: International UFO Reporter, July 1979, p. 6; APRO Bulletin, May 1980, p. 2).

1978 - There were several other UFO reports from around the world on this day, from Brazil, England, Scotland, Italy, Switzerland, and Florida. In Mirrasol, Sao Paulo State, Brazil a man was walking home around 11:00 p.m. when he heard a noise and noticed a light approaching from behind while crossing the street. He stepped aside, thinking that it was a car, but he then realized that it was a huge yellowish light that was attached to the bottom of a large flying object. He was suddenly struck by a beam of light and lost consciousness. Later, he found himself inside the object, next to a corridor. He next noticed three short humanoid creatures who spoke among themselves in a strange incomprehensible language. The beings wore helmets and coveralls and their faces were covered in a green light. Their eyes resembled two simple holes, lacking eyelids or eyebrows. He apparently then blacked out again, and arrived home at 3:30 a.m. without any further recollection of the event. (Source: Walter K. Buhler, Guilheme Pereira, and Ney Matiel Peres, UFO Abduction at Mirassol).

1978 - In Posada, Italy at one o’clock in the morning, a 3-meter in diameter glowing sphere appeared over a marsh. It had dark triangular spots that moved back and forth on the surface of the object. In Bayford, England Mr. and Mrs. Mason sighted a cigar-shaped object at 7:00 p.m. moving silently through the sky from the west to the east. The UFO had a long body with lots of tiny lights. Before losing sight of it two strong lights came on, one in the middle and one at the end. At the same time a silver triangle crossed the sky from west to east in Carlisle, England in Cumbria. Two minutes later a triangle with a grayish hue crossed the sky from west to east in Edinborough, Scotland, and three minutes after that another huge triangle was seen flying in the same direction over Hull, England. (Sources: Maurizio Verga, ITACAT Italian UFO Catalogue; UFO Newsclipping Service, February 1979, p. 13 citing the Hertfordshire Mercury, December 31, 1978; D. N. Mansell, Awareness, April 1979, p. 12).

1978 - One hour after the multiple UFO flyovers in Great Britain, at three p.m. EST three men saw a silver disc hovering only one block away from one of their residences in Homestead, Florida. Mr. Betancourt, age 37, described the UFO as being between 40-50 feet in diameter and having no visible engine or wings, and making no noise. It hovered over a neighbor’s backyard for about 30 seconds before flying off. At 10:00 p.m. European time in Zermatt, Switzerland two people witnessed a luminous round object over the alpine glacier, brightly illuminating the ice. Later that night, at 2:30 a.m. the next morning, a big electrical power outage occurred in the city. (Sources: Dade News-Leader, January 3, 1979; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 13046).

1980 - Near Sacramento, California the main witness, John, was driving on California Highway 5 heading toward Sacramento. Shortly after 10:00 p.m. he spotted a large, dark object coming toward him and moving slowly, left to right. The object passed him, but when he looked behind him it was no longer in sight. "I have to see what this is," he thought to himself and he intended to pull over at the same time that he started to feel groggy and his truck's engine began sputtering. He experienced a period of missing time, and the next thing he remembered was that he felt he had just awakened from sleep, although he was driving with both hands on the steering wheel. It struck him as odd that all the holiday traffic was gone and no other vehicles were on the roadway. Thinking only a few minutes had passed, he called his girlfriend to tell her about his unusual experience, and was surprised that she was angry with him because he had been out of touch for nearly three hours. It was already 1:00 a.m. on New Years Day. 

In 1992 John underwent hypnotic regression, and was able to remember some of what had happened to him during his missing time episode. He remembered being led somewhere by hand, and having no control. Whoever was leading him seemed to have all the control. John became very agitated as they wanted him to look at something and he didn't want to. Becoming even more agitated and crying, he remembered that the aliens were showing him tanks and he didn't want to be there. John could not bear to look at what was being shown to him, and it took two more hypnotic regression sessions to get through his block and remember what he had been looking at. John described a small baby floating in some type of hearvier-than-water fluid. Tearfully, he described one of "them" saying this particular baby was his and that he had to show it some love. John recalled, "They are saying, I am here for a reason, there are a number of them telling me it's my child, to love it, to feel love for that baby. I need to connect; they tell me it will help the baby feel part of something. I can't believe this is happening!" After showing John "his baby", the beings escorted him to another romm he described as "clean, sterile and bright, with a long table in the middle." John began crying again and said, "I'm telling them I don't want to do this again." He recalled the aliens telling him that they were just going to take a sample. He became more agitated and repeated twice, "It's not right what they are doing...it's not right!" (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1980 Humanoid Reports, citing Yvonne Smith, Yvonne@ysmith.com.

1982 - In Kent Cliffs, New York in the lower Hudson River Valley a police officer and his wife spotted a delta-shaped UFO making a faint, low frequency hum at 11:54 p.m. The colored lights on the object switched off and three bright white lights lit up the ground. He was able to shoot some movie film of the UFO, but the images are of low quality. (Source: J. Allen Hynek & Phil Imbrogno, Night Siege: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings, p. 6).

1984 - In Level Green, Pennsylvania in the UFO hotspot of Westmoreland County, two residents of the community heard a tapping sound on one of their house windows at 6:10 p.m. They saw what looked like an eye-like orb peering in through the window. It turn and flew away, but repeated the performance one more time. (Source: MUFON UFO Journal, June 1985).

1989 - After 11:00 p.m. Victor Seminskiy was walking home from a local farm to the hamlet where he lived in Artyemovka, Kharkov region, Ukraine when he saw a UFO descending over him. He next felt the air squeezing him, as if in a vacuum, and he saw an extremely bright light envelope him and a lattice-like structure surround him. He was next pulled up into the UFO, and the next thing he remembers he was unexpectedly next to his house. He thought that only 15 minutes had passed, but he had actually been missing for two hours. Most of his memory of the abduction experience had apparently been repressed or erased, but the witness refused any hypnotic regression to aid him in recovering his memories of the experience. Victor's wife reportedly confirmed the experience. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1989 Humanoid Contact Sighting Reports, citing Vladimir S. Mantulin, Kharkov Anomalous Phenomena Research Group).

1990 - In the middle of the afternoon in Taszar, Hungary an aircraft mechanic was approached by a strange man and woman riding in a totally black van with blacked out windows. The strangers seemed to be human, but were also able to read the witness's mind. The strangers left, but later that night the witness was approached by a reddish-yellow light the size of a football, at a height of about 2.5 m. Terrified, he first two shots at the object, which quickly vanished from sight. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1990 Humanoid Contact sighting reports, citing Kriston Endre, RYUFOR Foundation Hungary).

1990 - In Karaganda, Kazakhstan local resident Maksim Abramtsev was at home watching the New Years Eve celebrations on television when he glanced out the window and saw the strange face of an unknown entity staring in the window at him. Afraid, he jumped up and ran outside into the street. There he saw several "men" or humanoids walking toward a globe-shaped object. The object was hovering low over the ground, and Maksim felt a strong fear after watching this scene, and ran and hid behind the door on his porch. Moments later, the globe ascended into the air, flying low over the ground, then stopped and hovered in the air for a brief moment before shooting away at high speed. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, 1990 Humanoid Contact sighting reports, citing Industrialnaya Karaganda newspaper, May 18, 1991).\

1992 - A woman walking outside her home in San Antonio, Texas saw a huge, gray metallic disc drop straight down from the clouds. It made a buzzing noise. It altered its shaped to that of a sphere with four legs and landed. Under hypnosis it was revealed that she experienced an abduction aboard the craft, in which she was given a medical exam by pale, human-looking men. (Sources: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1992, case #1678, citing Karla Turner; Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue 316).

1993 - An object that looked like a globe on a pedestal followed two people in a car for several kilometers near the shoreline in Yanchep, Western Australia at around one o’clock in the morning, before flying off. The same or a similar object was seen in Brazil that day. At 1:40 a.m. local time a huge, silent, light bulb shaped UFO with bright lights and a flat bottom, flew over the city of Quixada, Ceara State, Brazil. (Sources: UFO Newsclipping Service, March 1994; Boletim CEPEX).

2000 - A bedroom visitation of possibly a holographic figure occurred at four o’clock in the morning in Kingsville, Texas. The witness reported that a humanoid figure and a blue light passed through a skylight and materialized inside the bedroom. The figure and the blue light disappeared at the same time. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 2000, case #3516, citing Filer’s Files).

2001 - In the evening of this day in Pasadena, Texas a man reported seeing a huge rectangular object, an estimated 300 meters in length, about ten miles away. The UFO hung vertically in the sky at only a few hundred feet altitude, and had several white lights inside a red rectangular outer rim. (Source: George A. Filer, MUFON UFO Journal, February 2002, p. 14).

2002 - At 1:30 p.m. in Buena Park, California a silver disc was seen hovering in an upright position. The disc then leveled out and moved quickly off to the southeast. It made no sound.(Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, December 2002; George A. Filer & David E. Twichell, Filer's Files: Worldwide Reports of UFO Sightings, p. 6).

2006 - In Nobsa, Dicho, Boyaca Province, Colombia three men named Guio, Barragan, and Zarate witnessed a football-shaped object through binoculars beginning at 3:30 p.m.. The object changed colors from yellow to black to white. It spun on its axis and became orange-colored, and then another object showed up. A photo was taken at 4:30 p.m. (Source: Scott Corrales, www.ufoinfo.com, report dated January 22, 2007).

2010 - In Boca Raton, Florida at 7:40 p.m. a close encounter occurred with a flashing, egg-shaped object hovering on its side. One-fourth of the object was lit up, resembling a cockpit flashing with white light. It first glided straight for 300 feet, then hovered in one spot. The encountered reportedly lasted 10 minutes. (Source: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, December 2010, report uploaded January 5, 2011).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 1 January 2014).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: abductions, buzzing or sizzling sounds, cigar-shaped objects, disc-shaped UFOs, EM vehicle ignition interference effects: diesel engine unaffected, football and ovoid shaped objects, giant 8-foot tall humanoids, landings and takeoffs, luminous UFOs, missing time, multi-year reports from Texas, short humanoids associated with abductions, square and rectangular UFOs, triangular UFOs.

© Donald A. Johnson